The C27 is a really nice boat, there are a ton of them out there, some in better shape than others. (can be said for most production boats.) I even had one. It was "the family favorite"
I do take an issue with one thing...
"I would really prefer to have something I can haul home easily during the hurricane season. Or when I need to do more maintenance than I can do on the water. "
Ummm, uhhh, you're going to need a decent size truck to haul this around. I know Texas is flat as an ugly 10 year old, but, I'm tellin' ya, its one heavy mutha.
the specs say 6750 lbs.... hmmm, feels a lot heavier. I had mine on the travel lift a couple of years ago, it said 7925. The lift may have been off a little, and I don't think the hull was that waterlogged.
The second thing is you're going to get sick of stepping the mast real quick.
We are not primarily on earth to see through one another, but to see one another through
Some people are like slinkies: not really good for anything... but you can't help laughing when you push them down the stairs